Yale University has announced its Class of 2021, offering admission to a mere 6.9% of applicants to the school this year (this statistic includes the Early Action and Regular Decision admissions cycles). As previously planned, the Class of 2021 will be the largest first-year class in the history of Yale University — because the school has opened two new residential colleges that it needs to fill. In all, 32,900 students applied for admission to the New Haven, Connecticut-based school, while only 2,272 were offered admission.
As reports Luke Ciancarelli for “The Yale Daily News” in a piece entitled “Yale admits 6.9 percent of applicants,” “According to a statement from the Admissions Office, students admitted to the class of 2021 come from all 50 states and 68 countries, graduating from more than 1,500 secondary schools around the world. This admissions cycle continued the trend of the past several years, as the proportion of applicants and admitted students who identify as members of underrepresented groups has steadily increased. In addition to the 2,272 students who were accepted, another 1,181 students were offered a spot on the waiting list. As in years past, the Admissions Office is unsure if it will be able to make any offers to students on the waiting list, which is unranked.”
If you’re a student on the Yale University waitlist, doing nothing is not the answer. Boasting about your accomplishments in a letter to the Yale University admissions office is also not the answer. We help students every year earn admission off waitlists at schools like Yale. And so much of it comes down to approaching the waitlist the right way.
Congratulations to our students who will be members of the Yale University Class of 2021!